Ritholtz's Reads: The Best Ways to Waste Your Money

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Ahh, its delightful out here. From the northern climes, my morning canoe reads:

  • This Precious Metal Needs a Silver Bullet In the past 12 months alone, the benchmark silver-futures contract has declined 27% (WSJ)
  • Advice From Antiquity: Economic Lessons From Ancient Greece (Foreign Affairs)
  • The Five Best Ways to Waste Your Money (Scott Fearon)
  • Is Something Weird Going on With Apple? -- Nope (Irrelevant Investorsee also Why I’m Keeping an Eye on the New iPod (Re/code)
  • Regulating Fintech: Getting the Response Right (End of Banking)
  • Market economics don’t explain high pay for CEOs (Star Tribunesee also New rule could reveal huge gap between CEO and worker pay (Washington Post)
  • Technology is driving Amazon delivery times to near zero (LA Times)
  • How the Press Fell in Love With The Daily Show (Slatesee also Where Would Jon Stewart Be Without Fox News? (Bloomberg)
  • Philae finds life’s ingredients on surface of comet (Sen)
  • The Official GOP Debate Drinking Game Rules (Rolling Stone)

What are you reading?

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